DR. RYAN GESSAY — Chiropractor/Active Release Therapist
Jackson Strength is very fortunate to have the talents of Dr. Ryan Gessay available to our athletes.
Any athlete that presents with any sort of issue goes directly to Ryan. Not only is he great at repairing athletes, he is also an athlete and weight lifter so he understands what our athletes go through on a daily basis.
Passionate about the healing process, Dr. Gessay works with people to reach their optimal health.
He believes in innovative, gentle approaches to chiropractic care, allowing people of all ages and walks of life from newborns to elders, athletes and moms-to-be to benefit from his techniques. In fact, he has worked on the Jackson boys Dylan and Slater every week since they were just months old.
Visit him at his Tune Chiropractic website for more info.
DR. DAMION VALLETTA — Orthopaedic Surgeon
A native of San Diego, CA, Dr. Valletta completed his undergraduate work at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. While at Pepperdine, he completed research in the Department of Sports Medicine prior to graduating with honors with a Bachelors of Science degree in Sports Medicine. He received his doctoral degree in osteopathic medicine from Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa and subsequently completed an internship and orthopedic surgical residency at St Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. He then completed an orthopedic sports medicine fellowship at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania while concurrently performing research in sport-related shoulder and knee disorders.
Dr. Valletta travels internationally as a team physician for the United States Soccer Federation and serves as a team physician for local high schools and universities in the San Diego area. Dr. Valletta is the Orthopedic Sports Medicine consultant to the Sporting Club and lectures regularly to the Personal Training staff on topics in the field of sports medicine and injury prevention.
Visit him at his Valletta Orthopaedics website for more info.
KAHL GOLDFARB -- Physical Therapist
Dr. Kahl Goldfarb received his degree in physical therapy from the University of New England in 1997. In 2005, after a four year doctoral program and after passing the national orthopaedic practical exam, written exam and doctoral dissertation, Kahl received a post graduate degree from the world-renowned Ola Grimsby Institute. He is a Doctor of Physical Therapy in orthopaedics, a nationally Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and has attained advanced work as an Orthopaedic Manual Therapist. He specializes in advanced manual therapy techniques, biomechanical evaluations, and spinal dysfunctions. Dr. Goldfarb has been a lecturer for the University of San Diego, Senior Olympics, Sharp Medicine Center, Sharp Rees Stealy, Healthy Back Store, and many athletic groups. He has presented on topics such as Back Pain vs. Pelvic Dysfunction, Plyometrics for the Elite Athlete, Injury Prevention and Performance Enhancement for the Older Athlete, Differential Diagnosis of the Cervical Spine vs. the Shoulder, Orthopaedic Evaluation for Nurse Practitioners and Running Biomechanics for Injury Prevention. Dr. Goldfarb has helped the careers of many professional NFL, PGA, AVP, motorcross, and surfing athletes, and is also the CEO of Water & Sports Physical Therapy Inc.
Visit him at his Water and Sports and Physical Therapy website for more info.
Ben Brown — Certified Nutritionist
Ben Brown is the owner of Body Systems Healing & Performance, a Scottsdale, AZ based nutrition and fitness consulting business specializing in designing individualized nutrition and fat loss programs.
He holds two Masters degrees, the first from Arizona State University in Exercise and Wellness with an emphasis in strength and conditioning, and the second from The University of Bridgeport in Human Nutrition.
Ben currently works with both local and long-distance individuals, businesses, and sports teams, including the Arizona Diamondbacks and Golden State Warriors organizations.
Additionally, Ben has developed a corporate wellness program emphasizing strength, nutrition, and lifestyle guidelines as a means to improve worksite wellness; including weight loss, increased lean muscle mass, and improved aspects employee productivity, community and culture.
Ben is also the co-founder of BSL Nutrition, a supplement company focused on formulating comprehensive nutritional supplements with pure ingredients that will optimize health and performance.
Lastly, and most importantly, Ben is a husband and father to 3 young children who provide the daily love, motivation, and humility he uses as a driving force to continue to learn and grow as a man, mentor, and coach.